Tommy Robinson Flees To Spain To Protect Family After Alleged Arson
In a video posted for his acolytes, Robinson - who is actually called Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - announced that he has left his homeland to seek refuge in another country, specifically Spain, because he's worried about the safety of his family.
In the clip, he claims that his family were the subject of an arson attack several weeks ago, and have been forced to relocate to Spain, potentially forever.
Now, he can't even get back into the country for a demonstration by populist group Hearts of Oak this weekend.
Yaxley-Lennon said: "I was due to be coming for the demonstration on Sunday, but there's something I haven't told everyone - I had an incident quite a few weeks ago with an arson.
"I do have the video of everything, but it was targeted against my property - well, not against my property, but against my wife's property.
"At that point we left the country straight away and I'm looking at relocating my family, which is pretty hard to do, especially with Covid because I couldn't even get a hotel.
"[I] couldn't even find a hotel to move them out to. Obviously my wife has had enough of everything, and someone gave us somewhere to stay, so we left the country.
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"I was due to be flying back for the demonstration, but obviously now with this 14-day quarantine if I fly back, I probably won't get back out.
"My kids are out here, I'm still in the process of finding a permanent relocation for them. I've got new schools for my daughters, but that's just an update."
Robinson continued: "When I couldn't be back, people said, 'What, are you still away?' It's because my family are away, it's because I need my family to be away because they're not safe, basically.
"It wasn't Muslims that done this [sic], it was after all the BLM [Black Lives Matter] stuff. I think I know who it was."
"The demonstration is still on, I'll be doing a speech and it's still on outside in London for Hearts of Oak, but that's just an update from me to say unfortunately - I've got my flights booked - but because they've changed the regulations on Covid bulls*** I won't be able to come back, and I would come back, but my kids and family are out here."
Robinson is known for his political activism, particularly his stance against Islam and refugees coming into the UK.
In 2018 he was jailed for Contempt of Court after he broadcast outside a trial in Huddersfield. Upon appeal he was convicted for a second time in 2019.
Last year, he ran for election to the European Parliament, but eventually received around two percent of the vote, losing his deposit in the process.
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